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There are 6 ways to get from Vancouver to South Lake Tahoe by plane, bus, shuttle, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Vancouver to Reno, bus  •  9h 25m

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Reno (RNO) YVR - RNO
  2. Take the bus from Reno-Tahoe International Airport to Ltrh

$191 - $637

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Shuttle to Seattle, fly to Reno, bus  •  10h 37m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond to Seattle, WA - SeaTac Airport, Main Terminal
  2. Fly from Seattle (SEA) to Reno (RNO) SEA - RNO
  3. Take the bus from Reno-Tahoe International Airport to Ltrh

$176 - $337

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Fly Vancouver to Sacramento, bus  •  9h 9m

  1. Fly from Vancouver (YVR) to Sacramento (SMF) YVR - SMF
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento Valley Station to South Lake Tahoe Amtrak Bus Stop

Bus  •  27h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Vancouver, Bc to Sacramento, Ca 1429
  2. Take the bus from Sacramento Valley Station to South Lake Tahoe Amtrak Bus Stop Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

Train, bus  •  29h 43m

  1. Take the train from Vancouver Pacific Central Station to Seattle King Street Station
  2. Take the train from Seattle King Street Station to Sacramento Valley Station
  3. Take the bus from Sacramento Valley Station to South Lake Tahoe Amtrak Bus Stop

Drive  •  17h 32m

  1. Drive from Vancouver to South Lake Tahoe 1004.9 miles

$130 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from Vancouver to South Lake Tahoe is to drive which costs $170 - $260 and takes 17h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Vancouver to South Lake Tahoe is to fly and bus which costs $250 - $850 and takes 9h 25m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vancouver to South Lake Tahoe. However, there are services departing from Vancouver, Bc and arriving at US 50/ Carson Ave via Richards Blvd & Sequoia Pacific Blvd, Sacramento Valley Station and South Y Transit Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27h 53m.

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The distance between Vancouver and South Lake Tahoe is 1174 km. The road distance is 1607.9 km.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to South Lake Tahoe without a car is to bus which takes 27h 53m and costs .

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It takes approximately 9h 25m to get from Vancouver to South Lake Tahoe, including transfers.

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Vancouver to South Lake Tahoe bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Vancouver, Bc station.

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There is no direct flight from Vancouver Airport to Reno Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 55m and has one stopover.

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Vancouver to South Lake Tahoe bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at South Lake Tahoe Amtrak Bus Stop station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vancouver to South Lake Tahoe is 1608 km. It takes approximately 17h 32m to drive from Vancouver to South Lake Tahoe.

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Map of how to get from Vancouver to South Lake Tahoe.
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  • Distance: 733.7 miles
  • Duration: 9h 25m

What companies run services between Vancouver, BC, Canada and South Lake Tahoe, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Vancouver to South Lake Tahoe via Sacramento, Ca, Richards Blvd & Sequoia Pacific Blvd, J St & 4Th St, Sacramento Valley Station, and South Y Transit Center in around 27h 53m.

Airlines
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Vancouver to Reno via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Vancouver to Reno via Portland
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Vancouver to Reno via Seattle, Boise
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Vancouver to Reno via Seattle, Portland
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Vancouver to Reno via Portland, Seattle
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Vancouver to Sacramento via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Flights from Seattle to Reno
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Flights from Seattle to Reno via Portland
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Flights from Seattle to Reno via Boise
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Flights from Seattle to Reno via San Jose
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $470
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Vancouver to Reno via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,000
Flights from Vancouver to Reno via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
8h 38m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from Vancouver to Sacramento via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Seattle to Reno via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Vancouver to Reno via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,300
Flights from Vancouver to Sacramento via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,600
Flights from Seattle to Reno via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Vancouver to Reno via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,000
Flights from Vancouver to Sacramento
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,900
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Seattle to Reno via Oakland
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Vancouver to Reno via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
7h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from Vancouver to Sacramento via Seattle
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Vancouver Pacific Central Station to Seattle King Street Station
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
Train from Seattle King Street Station to Sacramento Valley Station
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Flexi Coach Seat
$200 - $290
Business Coach Seat
$230 - $320
Room
$450 - $650
Bus operators
South Tahoe Express
Website
southtahoeexpress.com
Bus from Reno-Tahoe International Airport to Ltrh
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $30
Schedules at
southtahoeairporter.com
Book at
southtahoeairporter.betterez.com
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Sacramento Valley Station to South Lake Tahoe Amtrak Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Quick Shuttle
Website
quickcoach.com
Shuttle from River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond to Seattle, WA - SeaTac Airport, Main Terminal
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Schedules at
quickcoach.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Vancouver, Bc to Sacramento, Ca
Ave. Duration
23h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $220
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$85 - $150
Flexible
$170 - $220

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Delta, WestJet, American Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Vancouver Airport to Reno Airport.

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There are 923+ hotels available in South Lake Tahoe. Prices start at $125 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Vancouver to Vancouver Airport is to subway which takes 18m and costs $3 - $5.

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